COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19

You may have recently received an abundance of messaging about COVID-19, concerns, best practices, and news/updates. We have compiled a list of resources and websites for you.  Additionally, at the bottom of this page, you'll find information about the CRRA semi-monthly Roundtable Webinars to be held.

CALIFORNIA CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
Official Site

CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS

Looking to volunteer? Click here 

 

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

CSU NORTHRIDGE

     Infographic - Minimize the Risk of Infection, Protect Trash and Recyclying Service Providers

      PDF or GRAPHIC

 

FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINSTRATION:

GO-Biz

     Resources

 

NATIONAL WASTE & RECYCLING ASSOCIATION (NWRA)

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES)

     Looking to volunteer, sell, donate or make a contribution?  Click here

 

CalEPA

Statement on COVID-19 Emergency, dated 4/15/20

 

CALRECYCLE

COVID-19 Jurisdiction Letter, dated 4/21/20

Resources and Updates

 

COUNTIES

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINSTRATION (OSHA)

RESOURCE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA (Previously CRRC)  

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

     Disaster Assistance

 

SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA (SWANA) 
     Information for Waste Haulers/Essential Workers, including recommended lettermemo, and placard

 

UPSTREAM

FAQS ON RESUABLES

Indisposable Podcast with PhD toxicologist Jane Muncke

Upstream response letter to Plastic Industry Association

Advocates - Act Now Page

 

US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

     COVID-19 Information

 

 

ARTICLES WORTH READING:

  • Updated 3/26 Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management - EU Country & Community Municipal Solid Waste Management and COVID-19
    • Some countries and municipalities are requiring waste to be collected in bins, sealed plastic garbage bags, some require double-bagging
    • Some delaying solid waste collection 72 hours to 7 days to reduce potential worker exposure
    • https://www.acrplus.org/en/municipal-waste-management-covid-19  (See Great Britain/England, Belgium, Italy)
  • 3/13, New England Journal of Medicine, NIH, CDC & University Researchers, Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1 / Link to PDF
    • Surface stability at room temperature evaluated on plastic, stainless steel, copper and cardboard to study potential transmission
    • Most stable on plastic & stainless steel - detected up to 72 hours, cardboard 24 hours, copper 4 hours
  • 3/20, John Hopkins University, HOW LONG CAN THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19 LIVE ON SURFACES?
    • New England Journal of Medicine Study response - The amount of the virus that remains is more important than the time it lasts
    • After 72 hours It's less than 0.1% of the starting virus material so Infection is theoretically possible but unlikely at the levels remaining after a few days
    • CORVID virus can be detected in air for 3 hours
  • 3/24 Resource Recycling, New York City Sanitation says 32 Workers Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
    • Not clear if this is community transmission, other contact or work-related
    • 32 have tested positive for COVID-19 / 27 additional quarantined - collection workers & those who work in garages
    • When they get a positive test, garage or facility is closed to clean & disinfect
    • Assigning drivers to specific truck to limit potential transmission
    • Continuing curbside collection & practicing social distancing

 

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